BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Rural grants to encourage healthy activity in communities
By Najla Amundson
We want to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of our role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, we have announced t... Posted on 11/2/12 at 10:36 AM
HEALTHBEAT Need health care, will travel
There's a perception that if you live in a rural community, you have less access to health care.
But this assumption may not be entirely true, as a recent study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenne... Posted on 10/17/12 at 3:42 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Old-School China = Bone-Breaking Pressure
In China around 1000 years ago, a unique trend began in the area of fashion, custom, and duty. Parents started to tightly wrap the feet of their young daughters so the feet wouldn't grow large. This b... Posted on 8/4/12 at 8:29 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Rural Life: Better or Worse?
I've lived in towns with populations as low as 1,300, but I've also lived in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Petersburg (Russia).
I've liked living just about everywhere I've lived, and I've especiall... Posted on 8/17/11 at 6:00 AM
A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
USDA Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider announced Wednesday the selection of eight recipients to receive more than $470,000 in grants to support small business and to create job opportunities.
Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director, announced Monday that four recipients have been selected to receive $62,000 in grants to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program.
In the past year, the USDA Rural Development agency financed more than $900 million worth of infrastructure projects across North Dakota.
The money included about $200,000 in federal stimulus funds.
Jasper Schneider, state USDA Rural Development director, calls it a significant investment in North Dakota and he wants people to know about it.
By Dave Olson, Forum Communications Co.
, August 24, 2011
Crime in rural areas is increasing. Simultaneously, the presence of law enforcement is shrinking.
This town of 840 just outside the Red River Valley and the gateway to lake country, known for its flowers, popular county fair and scenic golf course, is a prime example of those conflicting trends. At least it has been the past few months.
By Ryan Bakken, Forum Communications Co.
, August 15, 2011
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